3rd International workshop on high-speed rail socioeconomic impacts 12-13 September 2023

The UIC Alliance of Universities was established in 2015 under the authority of the UIC (International Union of Railways) for the development of High-Speed Rail (HSR). The Alliance is a global academic network including universities, institutes of technology, polytechnics, engineering, architecture and business schools that have proven substantial involvement in the development of HSR. The objective of the Alliance is to promote and implement research programmes on the development of HSR; to improve education in HSR; to exchange and disseminate know-how between Universities and UIC members; to develop outstanding talents with HSR expertise.

Within these activities, Prof. Francesca Pagliara, member of the Alliance and Professor of transport engineering at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic and Basic Sciences School of the University of Naples Federico II, is glad to launch the call for papers for the 3rd International Workshop on High-Speed Rail Socioeconomic Impacts.

Following the success of the last two editions:
UIC has decided to support this initiative annually to be organised by the University of Naples Federico II. The aim of this workshop is to explore recent research on the analysis and quantification of the effects, both on economy and on society, of investments in HSR systems.

Papers focusing on the impacts on productivity; on the land use system, such as activity and residential location choice; on the tourism industry; on the property market as well as on pricing policies; on project evaluation; on competition and integration with other transport modes; on equity and inclusion, etc. are welcome. Papers will be accepted for presentation and discussion at the workshop, presenting either a theoretical or an empirical perspective approach.

Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to Prof. Francesca Pagliara, email: fpagliar@unina.it by 15 May 2023, writing in the subject “IW-HSR”. The acceptance decision will be notified to authors by 30th May 2023. No registration fee will be applied.
Information about the workshop will also be available on the www.dicea.unina.it and www.uic.org websites.

Proceedings of the workshop will be published in the book series “Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics” (indexed in Scopus).

The workshop is organised by the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic and Basic Sciences School of the University of Naples Federico II and will be held online.

Deadline for abstracts submission: 15 May 2023
Deadline for acceptance of abstracts: 30 May 2023
Deadline for full paper submission: 15 November 2023

Best Paper Award
The best paper award, sponsored by the Asian Development Bank Institute, will be assigned during the workshop closing remarks session on 13 September. To participate in this competition ONLY extended abstracts of 1,000 words will be taken into consideration, reporting a detailed description of the methodology and the results.

Organising Committee
Prof. Francesca Pagliara – Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Mr Philippe Lorand – UIC
Mrs Helen Slaney – UIC
Mrs Alexandra Venet – UIC

More information https://uic.org/events/3rd-international-workshop-on-high-speed-rail-socioeconomic-impacts